TODAY AT Hollywood PARK
April 20, 2010 - 11:00 pm
TODAY AT Hollywood PARK
By Richard Eng
Post Time 1 p.m.
Race 1 – 4 1/2 furlongs, Purse $41,000, Maiden special weights, 2-year-olds
Belleofthebridle – You’ll have a big edge over me as you can see the tote board action; exits a bunch of bullet works.
Secret Tapit – By sire Tapit who cost $50K at stud, but the baby sold for only $4K; may outrun his meager price tag.
Long Shot – Blinx Zip
Race 2 – 7 furlongs, Purse $20,000, Claiming $12,500, 3-year-olds and up
Wine On the Porch – Mike Mitchell ended the Santa Anita meet white hot; huge class drop points to the one to beat.
Changing – Let’s see if the A. C. Avila barn can continue it’s hot run in Inglewood; every horse seemed to be firing.
Long Shot – My Man Sumo
Race 3 – 1 1/4 miles (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $44,000, Optional claiming $32,000, 3-year-olds and up
Rumba Along – Just missed last time in a big effort; returns home where he is stabled full-time at Hollywood.
El Indy – Rafael Bejarano exited the favorite to ride for Humberto Ascanio; has been training forwardly.
Long Shot – Lexlenos
Race 4 – 1 1/16th miles, Purse $16,600, Maiden claiming $25,000, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
Ms Margaritaville – Goes around 2-turns for the first time; obstacle will be parking lot post into first turn.
Sh Sh Shakin’ – 5-YO mare has run two good races despite low percentage connections; chance again to outrun her odds.
Long Shot – Flying Suances
Race 5 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), Purse $43,000, Allowance, Fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up
A Sassy Fusaichi – Has been a different mare since Mike Mitchell tried her on grass; saves ground and grinds late.
Surfer Girl – Tepid chalk gets a tough parking lot post to due her business from; must find a way to save some ground.
Long Shot – Sabina Fay
Race 6 – 6 furlongs, Purse $24,000, Claiming $16,000, 3-year-olds
Ishmael – Doug O’Neill drops him from $50K to $16K tonight; his race 2 back, if repeated, will defeat these.
Days of Lightning – NoCal invader has proven a useful claimer; Hollywood has boosted purses for these kind.
Long Shot – Towser
Race 7 – 6 furlongs (turf, rail at 10 feet), $60,000 Harry Henson, 3-year-olds
Face and an Ace – Has found a new home in turf sprints; likes to sit close up and finish the business late.
Smiling Tiger – Babies can improve a lot from ages 2 to 3; speedball could be tough to catch if left alone.
Long Shot – Big Man Has a Sign
Race 8 – 6 furlongs, Purse $15,600, Maiden claiming $25,000, 3-year-olds and up
Goshawk – Taking the biggest class drop in racing from MSW to maiden claiming; speed to protect his position.
Who’s Your Widady – Draws in off the also eligible list; shown steady improvement, hot riding Joe Talamo up.
Long Shot – Slew City Gold
Best Bet – Ishmael (race 6)
Santa Anita Sunday – Picks/Winners/Mutuels, 20/4/$17.00; Long Shots, 10/1/$9.40; Best Bet, 1/1/$3.80
Santa Anita Final Totals – 1,290/323/$2,107.60; Long Shots, 634/106/$1,070.20; Best Bets, 77/30/$154.80
SIMULCAST PICK OF THE DAY – #3 Party of Eight (2/1) in race 4 at Tampa Bay. For scoring purposes, we’ll make a hypothetical $2 win, place and show bet, $6 total. On Sunday, Proud Lisa ran out at Keeneland. Stats – 76/55/$423.00